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Adams County Regional Medical Center Increases Access to Family Medicine
June 30, 2021
CINCINNATI (June 30, 2021) — In an effort to increase access to family
medicine care within rural areas of Ohio, Adams County Regional Medical Center is proud to announce that, effective July 2021, ACRMC Family Medicine in West Union (211 N. Wilson Drive, West Union, Ohio 45693) will offer family medicine services three days a week in collaboration with UC Health and the University of Cincinnati.
This partnership brings the highest quality outpatient medical services to those who reside in Adams County and the surrounding region, offering assessment of healthcare needs, physical examinations, diagnostic testing, office-based procedures, health education and pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic therapies including controlled substances. Adams County Regional Medical Center and UC Health will collaborate to provide an interdisciplinary team that will coordinate and lead treatment plans for patients and, if necessary, connect patients to advanced care and services provided by UC Health physician specialists.
Christopher Bernheisel, MD, UC Health department chair and associate professor in the Department of Family and Community Medicine, and director of the University of Cincinnati Residency Program, will lead clinical care and services at this new location, the first academic-affiliated practice of its kind in Adams County.
Dr. Bernheisel’s areas of interests include resident physician teaching and international
healthcare. He has been named a Cincinnati Magazine "Top Doctor" multiple times and is a recipient of numerous awards in recognition of his outstanding teaching and mentorship of resident physicians.
With a shortage of family medicine doctors in rural areas, Dr. Bernheisel, with Adams County Regional Medical Center, plans to design and eventually implement a family medicine clinical/educational rotation for medical students who are interested in rural family medicine care. This rotation will provide subspecialty training to better understand the connection between medicine and other systems of care. During rotations, students shadow physicians and resident physicians and have access to patients and gain valuable hands-on experience.
“I am honored to have the opportunity to provide family medicine services to those who are in need of healthcare services as well as execute a meaningful and rewarding educational experience for our medical students,” shared Dr. Bernheisel. “We also appreciate the partnership with Adams County Regional Medical Center, as we work to bring the community advanced care that is supported by academic medicine and research.
“Adams County Regional Medical Center is pleased to welcome Dr. Bernheisel and UC Health’s Family Medicine Department,” stated Alan Bird, CEO of Adams County Regional Medical Center. “Our organizations continue to work together to increase access to much- needed medical care, within Adams County and the surrounding region.”
To learn more, visit acrmc.com/family-medicine/ or call 937-544-0400.
UPDATED HOSPITAL VISITATION POLICY 05/26/2020
Visitor restrictions adjusted to accommodate patients & prevent the spread of COVID-19
Effective immediately, Adams County Regional Medical Center is updating current visitation policies. Our hospital recognizes
the need for a patient to have a support person that not only supports them, but also serves as a liaison to the family and nursing
Visitors for Emergency Department & Hospitalized Patients:
- Admitted patients may have one (1) support person / family member accompany them.
- The visitor must remain in the patient’s room and contact nursing staff when leaving.
- Patients are allowed one visitor per day.
- Visitation hours are 9a.m. – 6:30p.m.
- Visitors must be older than 18 years of age.
- Potential visitors should review CDC and state health department guidelines if visiting a patient with advanced
age and chronic medical conditions and avoid visiting hospital if these apply.
- Patients with suspected or confirmed COVID-19 will not be allowed to have a visitor or support person.
Screening & Mask Guidelines
- Visitors must wear a mask at all times.
- Masks must fully cover the nose and mouth.
- Patients and visitors may provide and wear their own mask or will be required to accept and wear the
mask provided by the hospital facility.
- If a visitor refuses to wear a mask, visitors may be asked to leave the facility.
- Exceptions may be made on an individual basis for those who are unable to wear a mask due to health
or disability issues.
- All visitors will be screened for symptoms or exposure history.
- Visitors will be asked to leave the facility if they have had symptoms in the past 24 hours or exposures in the
last 14 days.
- Visitors must wash their hands, or use hand sanitizer, before and after leaving rooms and hospital buildings.
COVID-19 Billing Concerns
May 22, 2020
Our coders at ACRMC are all certified through the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) or the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC) and follow the coding guidelines set by the American Hospital Association (AHA), AHIMA, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), and National Center for Health Statistics. We pride ourselves in the highest standards of coding ethics.
We code from the documentation provided in the chart, and would never deviate from this standard protocol in any way. During this difficult period of time in our country’s history, we pride ourselves on our honesty and integrity in all things we do within our department. Further, we have not had nor coded any COVID-19 deaths at our facility at this time.
Open for Business
May 1, 2020
Adams County Regional Medical Center is pleased to announce that we are reopening the majority of our services as permitted by the Director of the Ohio Department of Health’s recent order to reopen businesses. We are continuing with several workplace safety standards that have been in place to ensure the safety of our staff and community who seek care with us. Visitor restrictions, screenings and the use of facial coverings for all who enter the facility are just a few of the things in place. We continue to caution those who are at high risk of severe illness from COVID-19 to shelter in place, to the extent possible, except as necessary to seek medical care.
As of May 1, we will resume medically necessary procedures that will allow you to come to the hospital and or one of our three clinics in West Union, Winchester or Georgetown. Procedures that do not require an overnight stay, non-urgent doctor visits, well-care checks, outpatient surgeries, imaging procedures, and diagnostic tests are among the many services we are providing at this time. We will continue to utilize telehealth whenever possible and will be implementing procedures to accommodate elderly and vulnerable patients to ensure their safety. Some procedural changes may be put in place during this time to best accommodate the safety of our community and staff.
We are open for business and we are here for you. Thank you for choosing ACRMC for your healthcare needs!
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Adams County Regional Medical Center continues to move towards a more patient centered approach where you will receive your care in a clean comfortable welcoming environment.